Refers to the varying levels that define what a user can access, view, or perform when operating a system.
agile MIS infrastructure
Includes the hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment that, when combined, provides the underlying foundation to support the organization's goals.
business continuity plan (BCP)
Details how a company recovers and restores critical business operations and systems after a disaster or extended disruption.
Determines future environmental infrastructure requirements to ensure high-quality system performance.
A separate facility that does not have anyt computer equipment but is a place where employees can move after a disaster.
A facility used to house management information systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
disaster recovery cost curve
Charts the cost to the company of the unavailability of information and technology and the cost to the company of recovering from a disaster over time.
disaster recovery plan
A detailed process for recovering information or a system in the even of a catastrophic disaster.
emergency notification service
An infrastructure built for notifying people in the event of an emergency.
A person grounded in technology, fluent in business, and able to provide the important bridge between MIS and the business.
Occurs when the primary machine recovers and resumes operations, taking over from the secondary server.
A specific type of fault tolerance, occurs when a redundant storage server offers and exact replica of the real-time data, and if the primary server crashes the users are automatically directed to the secondary server or backup server.
A general concept that a system has the ability to respond to unexpected failures or system crashes as the backup system immediately and automatically takes over with no loss of service.
A collection of computers, often geographically dispersed, that are coordinated to solve a problem.
A serpate and fully euqipped facility where the company can move immediately after a disaster and resume business.
information MIS infrastructure
Identifies where and how important information, such as customer records, is maintained and secured.
infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
A service that delvers hardware networking capabilities, including the use of servers, networking, and storage over the cloud using a pay-per-use revenure model.
maintainability (or flexibility)
Refers to how quickly a system can transform to support environmental changes.
Includes the plans for how a firm will build, deploy, use, and share its data, processes, and MIS assets.
platform as a service (PaaS)
Supports the deployment of entire systems including hardware, networking, and applications using a pay-per-use revenue model.
Refers to the ability of an application to operate on different devices or software platforms, such as different operating systems.
The ability to get a system up and running in the event of a system crash or failure that includes restoring the information backup.
reliability (or accuracy)
Ensures a system is functioning correctly and providing accurate information.
software as a service (SaaS)
Delivers applications over the cloud using a pay-per-use revenue model.
sustainable MIS infrastructure
Identifies ways that a company can grow in terms of computing resources while simultaneously becoming less dependent on hardware and energy consumption.
sustainable (or "green") MIS
Describes thye production, management, use, and disposal of technology in a way that minimizes damage to the environment.
Offers a pay-per-use revenue model similar to a metered service such as gas or electricity.
accessibility, availability, maintainability, portability, reliability, scalability, and usability
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